Two new exhibits are open at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Objects commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing are on exhibit until the end of July. “Woman Suffrage in North Dakota,” an exhibit case featuring items commemorating woman suffrage across the state, is on exhibit until summer 2020.
The United States government presented plaques with fragments of moon rocks to the people of every state and many nations, as well as small state flags that sometimes traveled on Apollo missions. Learn more and view the moon rock and two mini-flags that travelled to the moon on separate Apollo missions through July.
For most of the 19th century, women could not vote. Through items collected from the early 20th century, “Woman Suffrage in North Dakota” explores the movement whereby some women and their supporters formed organizations and lobbied for the passage of suffrage (right to vote) bills. Full suffrage came in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was enacted. Native American women were granted voting rights with citizenship in 1924.
For more information, contact Kim Jondahl, 701.328.1476. The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.